Germany coach Joachim Low expects a tough challenge from Greece in Friday's Euro 2012 quarter-final, but has played down talk Fernando Santos' side could prove to be "the Chelsea of the Mediterranean".

It has been suggested by the German media that Greece will provide a test similar to the one Bayern Munich faced in last month's Champions League final, when Roberto di Matteo's Blues prevailed on penalties at the Allianz Arena.

Low was not giving much credence to such comparisons, and said: "I have heard a few times that they are the Chelsea of the Mediterranean, but it is not that way. Greece play good combination football. Their defence is strong, they are strong in the tackle and defending and countering is in their blood."

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